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3,373 40,451 Greetings from East Tennessee
by liveoak
Nov 30, 2023 7:14:59 GMT -5
No New Posts Forum Technical Help and Testing

Registered members can post technical help requests or test threads here, or let us know if your account has been incorrectly flagged as spam and restricted. Guests who are having difficulty registering or members who have become locked out should email for help: admin @ rock tumbling . com (no spaces)

249 2,218 Flat vibratory polishing help
by jasoninsd
Nov 26, 2023 17:35:42 GMT -5

Lapidary Discussion Topics

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No New Posts Rock Tumbling - 18 Viewing

Rock tumbling discussion topics including rotary or vibe methods, recipes, grits, cleanup, etc. Get help from world class rock tumbling experts

Sub-board: Rock Tumbling Tutorials

6,025 75,820 Rhodonite Unakite together in 500 grit?
by pebblesky
Nov 30, 2023 12:42:43 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Tumbling Photos - 4 Viewing

Show off your latest batch of tumbles, or post photos of all things related to rock tumbling

4,152 57,120 Texas Rocks
by velodromed
Nov 30, 2023 12:43:16 GMT -5
No New Posts Creating Cabochons - 19 Viewing

All things related to creating cabochons, including photos of your latest masterpieces, works in progress, or requests for advice

Sub-board: Creating Cabochons Tutorials

12,173 164,193 Some "New For Me" Material Cabochons
by pebblesky
Nov 30, 2023 12:40:20 GMT -5
No New Posts Wire Wrapping - 2 Viewing

Show off your latest creative use of wire, or get advice on all things related to wire wrapping

Sub-board: Wire Wrapping Tutorials

5,149 66,221 Turkey day weekend wraps
by iamchris
Nov 30, 2023 11:06:11 GMT -5
No New Posts Metal Smithing - 1 Viewing

Discussions and photos related to the art of metal smithing with silver, gold, or any other metals

Sub-board: Metal Smithing Tutorials

1,075 15,070 My foray into stamp making
by Hefty
Nov 22, 2023 15:34:30 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Carving

Discussions and photos related to the carving of rocks including tools, methods, materials, and outcomes

Sub-board: Rock Carving Tutorials

367 5,113 Sources for Carving Material?
by iamchris
Nov 26, 2023 17:55:26 GMT -5
No New Posts Special Creations (intarsia, glass, metal, etc.)

Show off your special projects, or finished pieces you created using alternative methods or materials, as you expand your creativity beyond simple lapidary

1,691 25,466 Jade Keys
by chris1956
Nov 19, 2023 10:37:15 GMT -5
No New Posts Faceting, Gem Cutting, and Gemstones

Discussions and photos related to gemstones and faceting including specimens, tools, methods, materials, and outcomes

118 1,678 New rabbit hole
by Lazy Perfectionist
Oct 13, 2023 10:49:02 GMT -5
No New Posts Sphere Making - 3 Viewing

Discussion and photos of all things related to the art of sphere making, including techniques, equipment, and showing off your finished specimens

179 2,962 How to make a diy sphere machine!
by liveoak
Nov 20, 2023 21:44:02 GMT -5

Additional Rock Related Topics

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No New Posts Rock Sciences, Articles and Information - 1 Viewing

The sub-groups herein are provided as a depository for rock sciences related posts that are specifically written in article format. Please do not post questions in these areas. Posts here are created as topic specific articles, or they are judged by staff to be exceptional and informative on a rock sciences subject, and are moved here by staff

Sub-boards: Rock and Mineral Identification, Geology 101, Archaeology and Artifacts, Paleontology and Fossils, Astronomy, Impacts, Physics

841 5,992 Fossil . . . mineral . . . surface . . . whatever
by parfive
Nov 29, 2023 13:12:57 GMT -5
No New Posts General Rocks Board - 11 Viewing

All things rock related that don't really seem to fit into a specific category.

Sub-board: Other Articles and Tutorials

13,934 152,350 Challis plume agate
by pebblesky
Nov 30, 2023 12:34:39 GMT -5
No New Posts Cutting Rocks - Slabs and Saws - 3 Viewing

We want to see your rock slabs, fresh off the saw. Saws, blades, maintenance, refurbishing, or just cutting rocks in general

6,486 67,158 Idaho Slabs
by texhex
Nov 28, 2023 22:01:57 GMT -5
No New Posts Lapidary Equipment - 9 Viewing

Equipment related discussions including repairs, maintenance, refurbishing vintage equipment, or show us your home made equipment projects


2,331 28,004 Mini-sonic
by iamchris
Nov 30, 2023 8:07:45 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Specimens and Themed Threads - 1 Viewing

Show us your rock specimens that are destined for a display case, or take part in our shared theme threads such as the very popular Thunderegg Thursdays, and Coprolite. Start one of your own and lets see if it grows.

3,636 46,296 Saturday Pet Wood!
by hummingbirdstones
Nov 28, 2023 22:44:26 GMT -5
No New Posts Fossils and Artifacts

Discussions and photos of all things related to fossils and ancient human artifacts

1,232 13,541 Good article about coprolite
by RWA3006
Nov 26, 2023 12:03:09 GMT -5
No New Posts The Meteorites Board

The meteorite board is a gathering space where meteorite enthusiasts, collectors, researchers, and artists engage in discussions, share knowledge, and showcase their passion for these extraterrestrial relics. Through a dynamic array of threads, members exchange insights on meteorite identification, classification, scientific research, creative applications, and collecting experiences.

33 299 Found deep in the Maury Mountains
by realrockhound
Nov 26, 2023 19:55:29 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Identification Help - 6 Viewing

Post photos and ask questions to get help identifying your unknown rocks and specimens

3,376 28,457 Amer. Agate/Jasper project Oregon- Moss/Plume
by realrockhound
Nov 29, 2023 20:02:31 GMT -5

Member Community Pages

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A place for posting all of those pictures that don't quite fit into any of the other categories - vacations, puppies, etc.

9,986 137,558 Visit to the UP
by MsAli
Nov 17, 2023 19:58:27 GMT -5
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Join in the various competitions and games that members create just for fun

818 29,718 *~NOW OPEN~* Cab Contest Nov 2023 Theme: the color Purple
by realrockhound
Nov 30, 2023 11:12:44 GMT -5
No New Posts Rockhounding Reports, Locations, Trips and Shows - 5 Viewing

Organize a rockhounding trip, request location information, advertise a show, or post your trip report with lots of pictures for us to enjoy

3,035 36,199 Visited the Agate Beach and Rodeo Beach in California
by MsAli
Nov 29, 2023 21:05:25 GMT -5
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Leave a helpful review for a vendor or request information or recommendations on which vendor to choose

1,403 11,813 Rough Stones LLC?????
by brybry
Nov 26, 2023 12:38:19 GMT -5
No New Posts RTH Marketplace, Buy Sell Trade - 1 Viewing

Members with at least 100 community quality posts can post new threads here to sell or trade rock related items. All members are eligible to respond and purchase. Buyer and seller beware - RTH is not responsible for the success or security of any transactions that occur here.

3,784 32,790 Psilomelane specimens.
by rockhobbit1
Nov 30, 2023 12:12:45 GMT -5
No New Posts Life in General, Off-topic Chit-Chat Area - 2 Viewing

Lighthearted discussions about topics related to life in general and all other non-polarizing subjects.

12,606 181,304 Happy Birthday, Gemfreak!
by gemfreak95
Nov 30, 2023 10:58:23 GMT -5


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